Chris Eaton

Senior Attorney Oceans Program


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Chris Eaton is a senior attorney with the Oceans Program. His work focuses on fighting offshore oil and gas development and protecting marine ecosystems and wildlife.

Chris received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 2013 and clerked for the Alaska Supreme Court in Fairbanks before joining Earthjustice in 2014 as an associate attorney with the Rocky Mountain office.

Chris was a marine biologist before becoming a lawyer. He obtained his B.A. from Williams College in biology and environmental studies, and then did field work studying salmon in Alaska and sea turtles in Costa Rica and Florida. He received his M.Sc. in aquatic and fishery sciences from the University of Washington, where he examined resource use by juvenile salmon in the Columbia River estuary.

Outside of work, he enjoys hiking and road tripping with his family and building stuff.

The Latest by Chris Eaton

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon.
April 16, 2020

Trump Administration Muzzles Own Safety Experts on Offshore Drilling Rule

Earthjustice attorney Chris Eaton explains how the Trump administration ignored the recommendations of its own engineers when it rolled back safety regulations, according to a news investigation.
Humo negro y fuego se ve en este incendio controlado en el Golfo de México luego de la explosión en el Deepwater Horizon, el 20 de abril del 2010
July 2, 2019

Estamos Demandando Con el Fin de Prevenir El Próximo Derrame de Crudo Como el de Deepwater Horizon

Exenciones y restricciones a la Regla del Control de Pozos ponen en riesgo muchas vidas
Dark clouds of smoke and fire rise from a controlled oil fire in the Gulf of Mexico following the April 20, 2010, explosion on the Deepwater Horizon.
July 1, 2019

We’re Suing to Prevent the Next BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster

Waivers and rollback of Well Control Rule put lives at risk.